Doctors: Liver-kidney combination transplants need greater scrutiny

06/16/2008 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

At nine U.S. transplant centers, more than 15% of liver transplant recipients received a kidney at the same time. Doctors say that number is too high and a review of the procedures should be conducted to see if the recipients really needed both organs. "People are concerned organs may be placed when they're not necessarily required," said one expert.

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